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Falcons RBs coach Bobby Turner told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he wants to lessen the workload for RB Devonta Freeman in 2016. “Free had a good year, but I’m expecting even a better year," Turner said. "Well, you’re saying, how can it be better? It can be even better with less carries or less catches because I’d obviously like to get Tevin more involved and that also keeps Free fresher.” This echoes what we've heard out of Atlanta a few other times already this offseason, but it's the most specific mention we've seen about having Freeman touch the ball less. It makes sense after Freeman averaged only 3.1 yards per carry over the final 7 games last season. Neither back is particularly big, each checking in at 210 pounds or less, so splitting the work certainly makes sense for Atlanta's offense. Just how much of the split goes Coleman's way could significantly impact fantasy values, though. The situation adds a little risk to Freeman at his Round 2 ADP while making Coleman an attractive value at his Round 10 ADP.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said RB Tevin Coleman is off to a "good start" this offseason.  "I love it when a guy is challenged and back on a mission, and that's certainly been the case with him," Quinn added. "He's fit. He's strong. He's been catching the ball well out of the backfield."  RB Devonta Freeman has been taking the majority of 1st-team reps in OTAs and remains the favorite to lead Atlanta's 2016 backfield in touches.  But Coleman has the talent to push for a significant role. 

Falcons HC Dan Quinn called Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman a "unique combination" in the backfield.  Freeman was obviously the fantasy star last year, but remember that Coleman began the season as the starter.  “In terms of him like running in the outside zone, seeing his reads and making his cuts, he was really on point,” Quinn said of last year's 3rd-round pick.  Coleman missed 4 games with rib and head injuries but averaged a solid 4.5 yards per carry in the other 12.  Freeman, meanwhile, finished with just 4.0 yards per attempt.  He'll remain Atlanta's passing-down back in 2016, but Coleman is a major threat to steal early-down work.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said recently that he's "still expecting big things of Tevin Coleman in a tandem with Devonta Freeman," according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Coleman actually opened his rookie season as the starter and carried 20 times in the opener before breaking multiple ribs in Week 2. The more dynamic speed threat coming out of college, Coleman could enter 2016 fantasy football drafts as a sleeper. You should also keep him in mind as you decide whether to draft RB Devonta Freeman near the level where you'll need to (at least according to early MFL10 drafting). At this point, we're not interested in jumping on Freeman near the 1-2 turn.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) is out for Sunday’s finale against the Saints. Devonta Freeman will dominate backfield touches and is the odds-on favorite to lead RBs in fantasy points this week.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) is out for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. RB Devonta Freeman will continue to dominate backfield touches. He’s a RB1 even in the tough matchup.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is in the concussion protocol after falling in the shower and hitting his head on Wednesday, according to HC Dan Quinn.  Can't make this stuff up.  The rookie is iffy for this weekend's game against the Panthers but wasn't a fantasy option anyways.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn confirmed that RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Bucs.  “We anticipate getting Free back,” Quinn said. “He was able to participate in all of the meetings and do all of the stuff today. We’re heading into the week anticipating full action with him.”  RB Tevin Coleman played well in spurts against Minnesota last week, but he lost a fumble and dropped 2 passes.  Freeman should return as the clear lead back and will be a good bet for 20+ touches.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) ran sprints prior to Sunday's game against the Vikings, according to insider Orlando Ledbetter.  He's making progress through the league's protocol and appears to be on pace to return for Week 13.  Barring a massive game from RB Tevin Coleman vs. Minnesota, Freeman will reclaim feature-back duties.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He didn’t practice all week and shouldn’t be considered a lock to get cleared in time for Week 13. Rookie Tevin Coleman will step in as Atlanta’s lead back and should approach 20 touches. That makes him a fine RB2.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn is "leaning toward" RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) not playing against the Vikings this weekend, according to insider Vaughn McClure.  Freeman missed practice again on Thursday and still has a few stages of the protocol to pass through.  We'll see how much progress he makes over the next 3 days, but fantasy owners should be making other plans.  Rookie Tevin Coleman will serve as the feature back and be a solid RB2 if Freeman is inactive on Sunday.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not practice on Wednesday.  He's still in the 1st stage of the concussion protocol, according to HC Dan Quinn.  Freeman is no better than 50/50 to be cleared in time for this weekend's game against the Vikings.  RB Tevin Coleman will operate as Atlanta's feature back if Freeman isn't available. 

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that RB Devonta Freeman is "off to a good start" in the concussion protocol.  It sounds like he might have already passed through a stage or 2.  We'll continue to track Freeman's progress this coming week.   Tevin Coleman will serve as Atlanta's feature back against the Vikings if Freeman isn't cleared by Sunday.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman suffered a head injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game.  He headed back to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion.  We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Freeman has a concussion and is out for the game.  Tevin Coleman steps in as Atlanta's lead back.

10:33am EDT 10/11/15

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. He’ll work behind RB Devonta Freeman vs. a Washington defense allowing just 3.4 yards per carry. Coleman isn’t a recommended Week 5 fantasy play.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) is listed as probable for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. Coleman will work behind RB Devonta Freeman vs. an underrated Washington run D. The rookie isn’t a recommended Week 5 fantasy play.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn confirmed that RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) will return to practice on Wednesday.  It gives him a good shot to play against the Redskins this weekend.  Coleman will obviously take a backseat to RB Devonta Freeman and can't be in Week 5 fantasy lineups.  But the rookie is talented enough to quickly earn back a significant role.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn didn't promise that RB Tevin Coleman will get back on the field this week, but it sounds like the team expects the rookie to at least practice. "We're hopeful,'' Quinn said, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. "We're probably be able to get him, for sure, some work starting on Wednesday. So, we're hopeful that he'll be back with us.'' RB Devonta Freeman, of course, has enjoyed huge games the past 2 weeks with Coleman out and likely secured a sizable share of the workload even after the rookie returns. We'll see if Coleman can get back for the Week 5 contest against Washington to start giving us concrete answers about that work split.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Texans. That again leaves Devonta Freeman as the 3-down back. The matchup is tougher this weekend than last, but 20+ touches make Freeman a virtual must-start in season-long leagues.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) was held out of Wednesday's practice.  ESPN's Adam Schefter originally reported that the rookie would miss "a couple of weeks," so consider him unlikely to play against the Texans on Sunday.  That'd mean another heavy workload for RB Devonta Freeman.

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